Aramin the Spider Guardian  

Raid Encounter

Uploaded February 25th, 2008 by __DEL__1592779747526
Updated September 5th, 2020

Be warned, the fight's not over upon her death. Numerous An Arachnae Maleveler spawn once killed.

Category: EverQuest
This page last modified 2022-07-22 19:41:51.

Level: 68
Expansion: Planes of Power
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Raid Mob
# Mar 28 2020 at 8:01 PM Rating: Decent
63 posts
As of today (at least), she does /con as a raid mob, with the "large force" message as opposed to the "small force" one.
# Apr 22 2011 at 10:13 PM Rating: Decent
She's not a raid mob.. Or at least when I went to visit her to kill her and conned her, she didn't show up as a raid mob.
EQ1: Gooshy:
EQ2: Gwenythe:
# Sep 05 2020 at 3:27 AM Rating: Decent
13 posts
Go check again
# Sep 20 2012 at 7:44 AM Rating: Decent
2,308 posts
I remember this being a teir one raid mob. A lot of lowbie guilds 46 to 60 ish raided for the recc 50 gear. Only reason the 65's blew through her was to get to Bert and higher.
# Jun 14 2009 at 4:00 PM Rating: Decent
I solo'd spider today with my lvl 68 magician (with 512 aa's) and a merc, was pretty simple and a fun fight, wasnt even close, dropped book i needed for quest.
Continued in, and fought the 4 clerics around the corner just passed the fake door, was a much longer and tougher fight, had to sic pet on 3 and pull one to the room where the spider was so he couldnt get healed.
Kept going to see if I could try grummus, but he was no where to be seen, so i jumped into the hole and ported me to crypt of decay.
# Jan 20 2009 at 1:09 PM Rating: Decent
105 posts
73 Paladin soloed him this morning with healer merc. Merc spent most of its mana healing itself from the constant ramps.
# Jun 18 2008 at 10:51 PM Rating: Decent
Duoed her today with a 74 cleric tank and a 70 bst. She is perma rooted, i couldn't pull her out of the room. Her dots are easy to cure with RC (i only have 3 ranks and it got both dots). Was an easy fight with VoV cleric tank. The little ones got us because i forgot about them... by the time i was aware it was too late. Didn't get to loot. Oh well, was a fun fight... good times....
Stupid People bother me....
# May 14 2006 at 8:22 PM Rating: Decent
70 ranger. Max AAs.
Outfitted in a mix of Anguish, DoN, and PoR.

took 25 minutes to get to it. got lazy and harmo'ed the trash after Gryme. Aramin doesn't assist his guards. Aramin himself took approximately 6 minutes. Hail of Arrows > spider babies.

dropped pulp, bracer of bile, and eth parch. Good times.
# Jun 21 2012 at 11:07 AM Rating: Good
298 posts
Hydecka wrote:
Aramin doesn't assist his guards.

This is very good advice!

She/He spawned 5 or 6 of those little brats.
# Dec 16 2006 at 10:42 AM Rating: Decent
44 posts
i just soloed him with my 75 cleric with only 670 AA but have 13.8k self buffed
# Feb 18 2007 at 10:17 PM Rating: Decent
64 posts
Aye. Soloed him as a 75 anguish geareed necro and then just FD'd and let the little spiders despawn. Was fun.
# Feb 27 2006 at 4:02 PM Rating: Decent
70 Mag (8.9k) and 70 Clr (7k) duo'd this spider! Of course, the mag died right after ninja looting the loot :/ (I gated)
# Jan 17 2006 at 3:49 PM Rating: Default
59 posts
Killed her Today Jan 17 2006 With 3 people 70 War 70 Bst and 69 Cleric so you dont need a raid to do this mob

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Mystic Illusions
# May 19 2006 at 11:45 AM Rating: Decent
343 posts
This was probably flagged as a raid encounter back when Planes of Power was released 4 or so years ago. Max level was 60 + general, arctype, and class AA's. Max gear was Vex Thal. So yeah it was a raid encounter back then. Too many people these days smash down old conent or old posts whithout realizing that every 2 expansions signifigantly trivialize post content, especially after 4-6 added AA sets and 5-10 levels.

# Sep 19 2012 at 10:50 PM Rating: Decent
112 posts
Max level in PoP was 65, and this mob was always 1 groupable.
# Feb 13 2005 at 7:22 PM Rating: Default
Killing her with a group of 65-70 was easy. The adds at the end were difficult. Somehow we got 2 knights thrown in... So be careful not to aggro the knights.
new loot
# Dec 19 2004 at 9:25 AM Rating: Decent

a leg of the spider guardian

# Dec 13 2004 at 1:47 PM Rating: Decent
Did this mob today 3 boxxing. 70 warrior, 70 cleric, 70 bard. Bard slow landed almost every time w/o any debuffs at all. Cleric ended up getting on rampage (oops), but that made no difference. Cleric ended fight at 80m. No book for my alt wizzie :(
Not a Raid Mob anymore
# Oct 13 2004 at 8:51 PM Rating: Decent
No longer a raid mob...68 Pally, 67 Druid, 65 Shaman, and two 67 Beastlords...Mostly VexThal geared with some PoP mob pieces...times are surely changing. MA was 8.8K group buffed.

Owned him for the run into beastlord epic groundspawn.

67 beastlord - Tunare

Edited, Wed Oct 13 21:54:10 2004
SINGLE grouped
# Oct 09 2004 at 2:33 PM Rating: Decent
Just did her with 11.2k war 12k hp ranger shammy cleric bst monk we mostely elemental and time gear ranger pretty uber god and time the fight is easy shes rooted and can debuff slow etc before u engage just hit aoe slow when shes dead on adds and ur in dropped book and staff for us

hits for aroudn 700,s fuilly slowable
200k hp (around)
Aramin the spider guardian encounter
# Jul 11 2004 at 5:31 PM Rating: Decent
This mob is found in the castle in plane of disease, past gryme the crypt keeper.

He is perma-rooted so he can be slowed and debuffed before engaging, he has about 4 mobs in his room. 2 which seem to be exclusive to this room.

Aramin the spider guardian is fully slowable, he enrages and I believe he rampages, his AE's rarely go off, and he is A LOT easier then gryme(who supposedly guards the castle).

The signet of withering flesh is his most common drop. Book is most rare.


His spawn time is not the same as Gryme's. His spawn time is between 5 hours and 24 hours as best as I can figure.

Edited, Sun Jul 11 18:42:15 2004
Which stuns if any?
# May 09 2004 at 7:44 AM Rating: Good
Has anyone tried the Color Cloud PBAoE stun on the little spiders yet? Or will/are they stunnable with other stuns?

Andreanna Shea
- 65th Coercer, Tarew Marr -
RE: Which stuns if any?
# May 18 2004 at 11:02 PM Rating: Decent
Thay are STUN able my ENC friend used it and worked ... we went in with 65 SK, 59 Dru, 65 ENC, 65 Cleric, 61 Sham and 65 mage... And made it in and out w/o any problem.. ENC said thay wee immune to Mez but were able to stun them wile we Ninja looted and gated out
# Apr 25 2004 at 1:12 AM Rating: Good
105 posts
So sweet, notebook droped on the first run made at her, with a cleric, enchanter (me) and ranger friends. Killed Gryme on first attempt but wiped on spider. then killed spider on second attempt. ranger and cleric went down, I had to finish her off, looted the notebook and bracer then used vial of swirling smoke to escape the spiders =). Im SO HAPPY. YYYYYAAAAAYYYYYY

OOO YEA, ranger was boxed by cleric and I have the most aa out of the grp 103. LATERS. Good hunting

Edited, Sun Apr 25 02:14:28 2004
# Mar 06 2004 at 1:49 PM Rating: Decent
Why is this book 2nd to last and not last for phylactery quest? Don't the books get progressively harder to get?
Velk's spellbook seems significantly easier to this....
RE: ?
# Mar 23 2004 at 3:57 PM Rating: Decent
Not really velks still takes about 2-3 groups of decently equipped people. Where as Aramin can be done with one group or less. This being that their isn't any good charmed dps around and velk isn't slowable
RE: ?
# Sep 04 2005 at 12:36 AM Rating: Decent
LOL A War friend and I (druid) did him. Velk is not often up because he is an easy 1 group.
RE: ?
# Jun 29 2004 at 12:35 PM Rating: Default
velketor can be done with less then a group. My warrior tanked him with 3 people and most of his gear was bought from bazaar, nothing from vex thall or ep or anything like that..
RE: ?
# Jul 02 2004 at 5:11 PM Rating: Decent
136 posts
Well, yah. I duoed Aramin with a War/Shm. Who knows, it might be soloable with OOW. Jus cant comment on Velks. I havent seen him umm... since mid velious?
# Feb 23 2004 at 11:13 PM Rating: Decent
I have killed him 3 times now with my 5 bots and still no book. Is it rare or what? Anyway, any feedback be nice
RE: Rare?
# Feb 27 2004 at 10:21 AM Rating: Decent
For us it dropped 2 times from 7 kills.
RE: Rare?
# Mar 01 2004 at 10:26 PM Rating: Default
I'm 1/9 now :-/ almost too lazy to try and pharm it now, lol
Single grouped
# Jan 28 2004 at 5:20 PM Rating: Decent
Single grouped it with cleric, SK, rogue, chanter, ranger, shaman (all 65, but ranger 64); with about ntov-tier 1 quality gear.
On the way Gryme is a fun fight, but cleric had celestial regeneration, that helped a lot.

What we forgot to prepare for is that Aramin rampages. Because I (the shaman) debuffed him before engaging, I ended up rampage tanking it (taking 30-50 percent of life per rampage); which wasn't the ideal, but could still do it.

We died to the little spiders (quickly looted Aramin), but didn't expect to survive them anyway.
#REDACTED, Posted: Jan 17 2004 at 12:01 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Boxed him alone with 3 chars. Piece of cake
# Dec 31 2003 at 4:31 PM Rating: Decent
Took a raid of 72 to take out the queen (since Grum wasn't up). Whole zone was bugged it seemed. First the door wouldn't open with the key, then when we killed the queen, instead of something like 8 or maybe 12 spiders...22 poped!!! Then when my ML went to go loot a ring that lol.

RE: Bugged?!
# Jan 03 2004 at 2:14 PM Rating: Excellent
19 posts
A little tip that works with many key/door combinations, and is especially useful for jails with bars over them, as clicking on them (and on the door behind Gryme) doesn't seem to work.

Put the key on your cursor as you normally would, but instead of clicking on the door, just hold the cursor over the door and press the "U" (for Use) key. Works like a charm.

I hope that helps in the future.
Viral Decay
# Aug 09 2003 at 11:29 PM Rating: Good
148 posts
Also tried to proc Viral Decay on me. I don't know what it does as I resisted it all the time.
Spiders Suck
# Aug 08 2003 at 2:06 AM Rating: Default
did them yesterday.. 40 peeps - 4 wizzies with ae (use jyll's for max targets, and try to keep them grouped) and there were down in about 20-30 secs. be sure to warn everyone and have your ae's memmed before you kill Aramin, it shouldnt be a problem then. )
Those darn spiders
# Jul 17 2003 at 1:41 AM Rating: Good
We killed her 2 nights ago and yes, about 8 or so smaller spiders spawned and wiped us quickly. As they cannot be mezzed, it seems that the only way to defeat them is a good AE team with plenty of mana (AE stuns (not sure if the stun would be resisted) and nukes) or have a significantly sized zerg force that is well organized.

Those of you that have attempted Grumus, how did you manage to get past this spiders? My guess is force in numbers. =)

Thanks in advance for any information you can provide.
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